Re: 80M CW Net Checkins [1 Attachment]
This is the first time this season that I've heard the 80m net, though only bits and pieces of Terry and the other guys. Just for giggles I dropped my callsign twice. Terry, you rascal, you actually heard me!
It's pretty obvious that I won't be able to get serious about a 80m QNI until I can get another vertical up to replace the 76' up and 90' out inverted L. That was a 160m design that fixed the point of maximum current--a quarter wavelength (128') back from the open end as in ALL antennas--to occur at a point half way up the 76' vertical section, thus concentrating maximum current in the vertical section. The ash tree support died, as all our ash trees are dying from two separate diseases gifted us by the wooden packing crates we get that contain the crapola we buy from China.
I hope a replacement antenna will happen this autumn; there's 1.5 miles of 12-gauge wire in the ground waiting to help the radiation.
Charles (aka Chas), W2SH
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2015 21:01:06 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] 80M CW Net Checkins [1 Attachment]
Nice net tonight, 80 was pretty good and seems to get better each week. Deep QSB at times, but not a problem. At the beginning I thought I heard Bill KV6Z call, but he didn't come back. I also thought I heard Chas W2SH, but lost him also. I've been know to make a whole QSO out of band noise when I'm desperate so they might not have been there. :o) Bart was using his new KX3 which was delivered the day before Brutus.
Bart and Johnny struck up a QSO after net, good to hear them having a nice chat. Bill used to work new contacts after net while chasing the W25 certificate. This is a good use of the net freq, keep at it everyone. Hope to see you tmrrw on 7122 at 8AM
Making it in with good signals were:
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